The Chronicle is reporting today that Papiss Cisse could be leaving Newcastle this week – with a number of clubs interested in taking the striker immediately.
Papiss Cisse – could leave this week
We had reported earlier today that a number of strikers could leave Newcastle in the summer, but we didn’t expect any to leave in January – because what would happen if for instance Loic Remy gets injured?
Newcastle turned down a £4M bid from Trabzonspor for Cisse a few days ago, but news reports in Turkey suggest the club are ready to increase their offer for the Newcastle striker.
The Chronicle is reporting that a fee of over £6M would be good enough to get the deal done, but apparently there is a release clause in his contract, and that fee would have to be met.
And since that release clause would have been inserted two years ago when Papiss was signed, we assume it’s at least the £9M we paid for him from SC Freiburg.
But we think it would be premature to let Cisse go this week, and he is suffering from a lack of confidence and we should probably wait until Newcastle know what will happen to Loic Remy, before we sell any strikers in January.
It would be a big gamble if Papiss Cisse is sold this week, and we hope it doesn’t happen.
For the record, Papiss has played 79 times for Newcastle over the last two years and scored 29 goals.
What do you think?
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